White House: US ready to assist in Davao City blast probe

White House: US ready to assist in Davao City blast probe

MANILA — The US government said on Saturday “it stands ready to provide assistance to the investigation” on the explosion late Friday evening in Davao City where at least 14 people died and dozens were injured.

In a statement posted on the White House website, US National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Ned Price expressed “deep condolences to the families and other loved ones of the victims of the explosion in the Philippines’ Davao City, and our thoughts and prayers are with the injured.”

Price also said US President Barack Obama “will have an opportunity to offer his personal condolences to President Duterte next week, when the two leaders plan to meet on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos.” PNA/northboundasia.com